Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Embodying queer solidarity...

In this container, we create time and space for queer voices to be heard and for queer folks to explore movement and embodiment. For anyone who identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Pansexual, Gay, Asexual, Nonbinary, Two-Spirit, Agender, etc. No experience with dance or Contact Improvisation necessaryLearn More & Register >>

The body is a receptacle of time.

The main focus of this online workshop with world-renowned Butoh teacher, Yumiko Yoshioko, is a conscious research of our body/mind/soul unification so we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis in the spirit of dance. Learn More & Register >>

The Six Viewpoints offer lenses of perception.

We are sheltered in our homes (safely or unsafely) in response to a force of nature. In this three-day, online retreat, we will work with the Six Viewpoints to adapt to this in all of its challenges and wisdoms. Learn More & Register >>

Your contirbutions matter.

Help Earthdance find ground during these turbulent times by investing in our future with a gift in any amount. Your support will help usher in a new era of somatic, movement & interdisciplary arts education. Donate Here >>

We are staying vigilant and responsive.

Learn what Earthdance is doing to maintain the health & safety of our staff & community,  and see our upcoming virtual programs (on Zoom)! COVID-19 Responsiveness >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 31, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
SCREEN PARTNERING — Pinning Practice & Other Zoom Duets
June 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to June 7, 2020 - 2:30pm
The main focus of this online workshop is a conscious research of our body/mind/soul unification so we can deeply enjoy the intrinsic process of metamorphosis in the spirit of dance. Through a continuous exploration of our past collective memories, we can strike a vein of abundant creative...
June 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Earthdance LIVE: Virtual Sunday Class & Talkback takes the video class necessity emerging out of these times to a new level...Earthdance style! Prepare yourself for a whole new somatic experience – virtual dance improvisation facilitated by renowned teachers from all over the...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

May 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to May 31, 2020 - 3:00pm
Embodying queer solidarity in a time of pandemic In this container, we create time and space for queer voices to be heard and for queer folks to explore movement and embodiment.  In two focused, online three-hour sessions (with ample breaks!) we’ll share: